As Parkinson's Awareness Month comes to a close, this momentum can fuel the conversation throughout the year about what it means to live with Parkinson's and debunk misconceptions about the disease. Books are an accessible (and fun!) outlet to share useful information on living with Parkinson's disease (PD), gain perspective on others' experiences as patients and caregivers, and increase understanding of the importance of research. In addition, reading can serve as a form of alternative therapy for reducing stress, improving mental health and benefiting overall well-being.
We've updated our books and resources page with new releases featuring stories specific to Parkinson's, and others involving broader topics like aging and motherhood:
Old Age: A Beginner's Guide - Columnist Michael Kinsley's newest book is a humorous and personal collection of essays that discusses his experience living with Parkinson's in the larger context of an aging generation.
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again - Actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley chronicles her family's journey through her mother's diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease. MJFF sat down with the author to learn more in this exclusive Q&A.
Everybody Has a Window and Aisle Seat - Nearly 20 years after her diagnosis, Mary Huston McLendon offers a positive and straightforward approach to navigating Parkinson's.
Goodbye Parkinson's, Hello Life - Alex Kerten presents the Gyro-Kinetic method of exercise that combines dance therapy, behavior modification and martial arts to help people with PD manage their symptoms.